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Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

With our 36th anniversary coming up in August, I’ve been thinking about what we would do differently if we were planning a wedding now.

Since travel has become a real focus of ours since the kids have grown, I would seriously consider a destination wedding. I love the idea of giving friends and family a reason to take a trip, and I think a destination wedding – a beach destination, especially – is perfect for multi-generational guests. And I strongly believe weddings are more meaningful with guests of all ages.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

I recently discovered Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Ft. Myers Beach, which was Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award Winner 2017, and I’m now enamored with the idea of having a destination wedding there. If you or your kids are getting married anytime soon, here’s why it seems ideal (and, if you agree, please add me to your guest list!):

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

. In addition to the indoor ballrooms, you can get married on their private beach or in their tropical Butterfly Garden event space. Imagine the amazing photos of the bride and groom surrounded by the youngest and oldest guests barefoot in the sand or laughing and reaching out to greet the beautiful butterflies. And between all of the indoor and outdoor space, they can accommodate weddings from 20 – 150 people. And when you have your wedding on their beach or Butterfly Garden, you automatically get an indoor ballroom as a “back up.” So rain or shine, you know your wedding will happen.

. A variety of one and two bedroom condo suites accommodate singles, couples, families in any combination.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

. There are activities to make everyone happy from luxurious treatments at their full-service spa to beach and water craft rentals. I would start the party on Thursday night with free Stargazing on the Beach for all and a Seaside Campfire complete with s’mores. This would bring smiles to every guest, whether they’re five years old or ninety five. On Friday, guests could go on a relaxing nature walk together. The more adventurous could even opt for a WaveRunner ride through the Gulf of Mexico, getting an up close and personal look at the dolphins, manatees and birds.

Doesn’t this sound fantastic?! Pink Shell Beach Resort seems made for weddings. There are professional wedding coordinators on site, and lots of packages with custom options available as well.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

Hmmm … I think I might have to talk about this with Michael. We haven’t renewed our vows in years, and I just may be able to get that destination wedding in Fort Myers Beach, after all.


  1. I would get married there. It looks beautiful! The kids would love that pool!

  2. You know, I wish I had gone away for our wedding.
    I was so focused on getting married at the church we attended I never even considered going away. Our friends got married in Mexico and it was such a great trip for everyone. I am totally pushing my daughter to go away to get married.

  3. That is gorgeous! I’m not in a position to be able to travel right now but hopefully someday

  4. What a dreamy place to do anything including renewing vows or taking a vacation!

  5. Wow this looks absolutely AMAZING! What a dream wedding location for sure!

  6. What a great location if you want to have a beach wedding. I love the view from the ceremony.

  7. Wow, what a beautiful place. I would totally get married there. Maybe for my fifty year anniversary, we could renew our vows there.

  8. Yes, please add me to the guest list also. It’s just gorgeous! I can only imagine how perfect a wedding setting it’ll make.

  9. Stunning location for a wedding or just for a vacation.

  10. I need a beach vacation. I went to the beach last year and it was so awesome.

  11. Jenn Borget says:

    I love this! This looks beautiful and like a great place to visit. I’ve been trying to convince my husband to go on a vacation so hopefully this will do it!

  12. This looks like a great wedding destination & getting married on the beach is so special. Our oldest got married in Nantucket where he spent many summers as a child & it was special.

  13. This place looks amazing! You should definitely go there to renew your vows!!

    Louise x

  14. The place looks so peaceful! It’s the perfect getaway for summer!

  15. Oh my goodness what an amazing looking wedding locations, it really looks like a dream destination.

  16. Wow! 36 years of marriage, congratulations! Indeed this place is such a romantic place to renew your vows. Will look forward to your updates in case you decide on getting married again.

  17. OMG this looks so beautiful! Makes me kind of jealous because I never had a wedding. We went to the Justice of Peace and got married in front of the building under some trees.

    For my 10 year anniversary I would like to renew my vows, but have my dream wedding. This is definitely something to think about because I don’t want a huge wedding. This be perfect for a small intimate wedding with a few family and friends.

  18. The sand and water looks amazing. I hope to visit soon with my family.

  19. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina looks like a perfect getaway for a destination wedding. Looking forward to your 36th-anniversary celebration soon!

    P.S. -I’d love to be on your guest list! 🙂

  20. That definitely sounds like a dreamy place for a wedding. I’m sure the guests would have a lot of fun there as well

  21. It looks wonderful! Definitely a good choice for a wedding ceremony.

  22. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    What a lovely location for a beach wedding. if I had my way, I would have wanted a beach wedding too. We could still have our dream beach wedding when we renew our vows on our 35th wedding anniversary. 🙂

  23. Ali Rost says:

    A few years ago, my step-daughter had a destination wedding on the beach. While it wasn’t Pink Shell Beach Resort, the day was truly something to remember with the sunshine sand beneath our toes!

  24. It really does look like paradise in that resort.

  25. Oh my goodness! The Pink Shell Resort looks incredible! We were in Fort Myers Beach in March and stayed close to the Pink Shell. The beaches are amazing!

  26. This beach resort sounds like a beautiful place to visit this summer. My kids cannot wait to visit the beach and they are ready with all their sand toys!

  27. Looks like a great place to visit. We are searching now for a vacation destination. I will keep this in mind.

  28. The place is really romantic. I really find anything near the ocean or a beach amazing. You definitely found a perfect venue for your wedding anniversary.

  29. Some people repeat their vows at a special anniversary, so I just came back to see if you wrote about this … as these types of events would be smaller in terms of the people who would travel.

  30. What a breathtaking place. Looks so beautiful and oh so very romantic. Perfect place to go and renew your vows. Yes!

  31. What a pretty place! It’s definitely a place to consider if my husband and I ever decide to renew our vows! I hope your anniversary will be amazing!

  32. So beautiful! I am 36 and have still never been to the ocean yet. This was going to be my year to finally go but life got in the way and it’s not looking promising. *sigh

  33. I’ve always said if I were to get married I would want a destination wedding. That looks like a lovely place to get married!

  34. That is breathtaking! I got married on the beach and I wouldn’t change a thing! Best setting ever with very little stress!

  35. What a beautiful place! I can see why this is ideal for a wedding! I wonder if I can get my husband to renew our vows on our 10th anniversary there?!

  36. Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS! I love the background of a beach, it looks so peaceful.

  37. I have been to Pink Shell Beach Resort and it is truly stunning! It’s gorgeous inside and out! It’d make a perfect destination for an anniversary getaway!

  38. Look at the color of that sand!!!!! I would love to book a getaway here with just my husband and I!

  39. I would love to renew my vows here. That view is amazing.

  40. I definitely want to be invited to a wedding out there! It’s awesome that you can even have a wedding in their butterfly garden!

  41. this would be my future sister-in-law’s dream wedding spot. She wants to be married on the beach.

  42. Gorgeous location. Florida is fun. I had a great time when I was there.

  43. This resort is gorgeous!!! I’m always looking for great spots to vacation at in Florida!

  44. I stayed at the Pink Shell in December 2016. It was beautiful, and I can understand weddings on that beautiful white beach! I met a couple there who were about to marry on the beach.

  45. Kristin says:

    Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous place to have a wedding!

  46. Happiest of anniversaries! Enjoy your time together and make lovely memories on this gorgeous beach!

  47. Our son and daughter-in-law are going to a destination beach wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. My husband’s first reaction was that destination weddings are very expensive for guests. Our son and his friend, the groom, are now 33 with firmly established careers, so the expense of a destination wedding isn’t as daunting as it would have been in their early 20’s. My take is that destination weddings are probably more intimate affairs—if you’re not a movie star. I’d consider attending one at the Pink Shell Resort and Marina, especially during the winter when I’m looking for any excuse to escape to somewhere warmer than Philly.

  48. What a beautiful place! I have been married for 22 years but if I were to get married today, I probably would do a destination wedding. Heck, I might have to plane a second wedding just to do it on that beach!

  49. Rebecca Swenor says:

    The Pink Shell Beach Resort sounds like a great place to have a wedding. They have amazing night live activities on the beach. I will have to share this post with my niece and her fiance. The two bedroom condo suite sounds like an awesome idea for my family. Thanks for sharing this amazing resort.

  50. What a gorgeous place for a wedding! I need the two-bedroom condo suite during my next family vacation so I don’t have to listen to my kids argue all night lol.

  51. I think you should definitely renew your vows there – it looks stunning! And if you manage to find me a man, I’ll send you an invite to MY wedding there;)

  52. Wow, this definitely is great for weddings. Have an amazing time and that’s really great.

  53. What a beautiful setting! We got married 2 years ago, but otherwise would definitely consider celebrating it at the Pink Shell Beach Resort! Thanks for sharing this review!

  54. sherianne says:

    This place is really beautiful… looks like the perfect place for a vow renewal 🙂

  55. Very very pretty hotel and looks so relaxing!

  56. Lois:

    You had me at beach, but what a beautiful resort!
    Your photos of the beach, views, and room seal the deal–what a beautiful place to celebrate. Happy anniversary!

  57. The wedding photos look incredible! I always thought I would get married on the beach if I ever do!

  58. Oh wow that pool and beach sure makes this indeed a perfect destination venue! Would love to lounge in that pool all day!

  59. Claudia says:

    This definitely looks like a place that I would get married in! Those spa treatments are calling my name

  60. Like you mentioned, I would live to be a guest at a wedding at Pink Shell! It looks dreamy. Perfect spot for a vow renewal if you ask me!

  61. I have always loved the idea of a destination wedding. This looks like a great place to have one.

  62. I’m not that far from Ft. Meyers, I’ll definitely check out this resort. Don’t you just love Florida!

  63. This beach is so beautiful! This is definitely the perfect setting for a wedding.

  64. I love Florida! Every winter I escape the cold to Cape Coral & Fort Myers and it’s so beautiful! It’s definitely a great choice for a wedding!

  65. That beach is absolutely beautiful! The resort looks amazing as well! We have been looking for somewhere to go on vacation, going to look further into this amazing resort! Thank you for sharing with us!

  66. This is just breathtakingly beautiful! I love the view. Would totally get married again here!

  67. Oh my gosh! Fort Myers Beach is in my backyard! We only live an hour from there. Perfect stay-cation idea! Will definitely look into it! Thanks for the tip!!

  68. What a beautiful location! Beach weddings are always so romantic. I hope Michael thinks it’s a good idea to renew vows on the beach. I want to see your photos of that event!

  69. Oh wow! This looks simply AMAZING! I love the background setting. Perfect for a weddiing!

  70. This is such a gorgeous location for a wedding! It would be the perfect backdrop for photos!

  71. I want to renew our vows! This looks like such a beautiful place to do it!

  72. The pink shell beach resort & marina looks like paradise! This place is definitely a dream wedding setting for any bride and groom and people that want to renew their vows.

  73. Oh my! It is beautiful and it has that romantic vibe. I love that you can get married in the beach, that’s the dream! The suites are really nice too!

  74. That is breathtaking! My husband and I are coming up on or 15th anniversary. I wonder if I could talk him into going here… hehe

  75. Totally looking in to taking a vacation there!!! Looks amazing!

  76. I just got back from a destination wedding last week in Punta Cana. I’m obsessed now! Your post is driving it even more. Great work!

  77. I had an outdoor wedding and it was so hard not to worry about the weather! Having a gorgeous backup ballroom would have been awesome for my nerves

  78. You are giving me some serious wanderlust! That hotel looks beautiful.

  79. Wow that is a picture perfect location for an outdoor wedding. I keep staring at the photos. When my boyfriend and I get married – I want it there!

  80. I love Fort Myers we live in Orlando but visit Fort Myers very often many great spots and locations and the beach there is just amazing.

  81. This place is breathtaking! I’m having a beach wedding next year but only on the West Coast. Gorgeous resort!

  82. Ramona Spires says:

    This is a gorgeous Resort for wedding. Is also perfect for a weekend getaway.

  83. Destination weddings are great but you and your guests have to be able to afford it. My husband and I had a beach wedding in our home country and don’t regret it. Some of our guests still talk about how much they enjoyed the event. It was more laid-back and everyone was able to literally let their hair down.

  84. Too late to pick out wedding locations for this guy, but Pink Shell might just be it for some big anniversary. Renewing vows in this setting would be something else. It being far away from the West Coast or Europe, where we hail from, it might also keep the “unwanted” guest away 🙂

  85. That places looks beautiful! I’ve never heard of it, but it sounds like the perfect place for a wedding. Destination weddings are so much fun!

  86. I was thinking of a destination wedding for mine but then I realized that I’m not really into weddings. So we just had a quick one at the court house. Lol. If anyone’s getting married in this place, I’d definitely want to be invited though. :p

  87. I am not sure if I am a destination kind of wedding person but I love all the pictures and the idea of marrying at a beach

  88. What a gorgeous place for a wedding.. The backdrop is just beautiful. Great memories to last for a lifetime.

  89. I think destination weddings are so wonderful, especially beach weddings. There is just something so special about them. Pink Shell Beach Resort looks like a perfect venue for a gorgeous destination wedding, and the Butterfly Garden sounds spectacular as well.

  90. That looks like an awesome resort. What a beautiful spot for a wedding. I love the scenery.

  91. This resort is stunning!! Destination weddings are amazing, and this is the perfect spot!! Definitely need to look into visiting!

  92. Looks dreamy. I could use a getaway right now! And this looks perfect. Might be a little hot this time of year, thoigh.

  93. Wow! This looks beautiful and perfect for a wedding! We are looking for somewhere to renew our vows for year 15 and this looks perfect! Congrats on 36 years!

  94. Indrani says:

    Wow! Definitely the place for renewing ties!
    Destination weddings have a charm of their own. I am tempted to get there now. 🙂

  95. Aw, many congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! This looks like a perfect setting for a celebration, I’d definitely choose somewhere like this if I get married!

  96. Brianne says:

    Wow this place looks amazing! We had a destination wedding so I am all about a tropical setting!

  97. Wow, what a stunning beach property! I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to renew your wedding vows than this. Planning a destination wedding in this resort will be super fun. All the best for your plans and wish you a fabulous wedding anniversary in advance 😊.

  98. This place looks amazing.. I hope he says he will take you there. A vow renewal would be amazing!

  99. Oh, wow! I could absolutely imagine getting married here. It looks amazing!

    Louise x

  100. Looks like a great place to stay. Love the sand so pretty. So nice to get married on the beach.

  101. Catherine Sargent says:

    This looks like a beautiful setting for a beach. Fort Myers has some of the prettiest beaches in Florida. We visit them a lot over the summer.

  102. The beach is my favourite place i love it, these photos are awesome such a beautiful place.

  103. Congratulations on 36 years, wow!
    We are celebrating our very first anniversary in September, which is so exciting to me!
    I don’t think I would ever do a destination wedding. Even though they look totally dreamy!
    My husband and I don’t come from wealthy families and it would be like forcing them to pay thousands of dollars for the event.
    We had a beautiful wedding in a forest in Québec, with our family and closest friends and would do it all over again, exactly the same!
    I also like the fact that we got to have a separate honeymoon, just the two of us in Sri Lanka. Travelling is kind of our special thing between us two 🙂

  104. How beautiful! It makes me want to get married again but at the beach. Happy anniversary, wishing you many more years of happiness.

  105. This place really is the dream location for a wedding. Our dream was always a beach wedding but it is not possible now. We would love to come here anyway to stay

  106. We were so close to having a destination wedding on the Florida Gulf Coast, but by a strange twist of fate that mostly involved the family backing out of a Mexican destination wedding, the wedding guests ended up on our honeymoon in the Bahamas. A long an sorted story but the point is having a destination wedding was the perfect thing for us. Why? Because all of the preparation is done on site, we didn’t have to worry about any of the logistics. Our wedding day was truly the happiest day of our life.

  107. Congrats for your 36th Anniversary and many more years of love to the lovely couple. Pink Shell Beach and Marina Resort looks so romantic and dreamy place for perfect destination wedding.By booking here we get a indoor venue as Backup which is also a worth as sometimes weather is really unpredictable.

  108. Whoa, what a lovely place. I am sure it is an ideal choice for destination wedding. Destination weddings are in vogue across the globe. The couples are breaking the conventions and making their wedding day memorable. Places like these come handy.

  109. The Pink Shell Beach Resort looks perfect for a wedding. The surroundings are so beautiful, not only would it be getting married in paradise but also the wedding photos would be incredible. The excursions and activities available at the resort look super fun too.

  110. It does look so beautiful. And if you are doing a renewal of vows there for a second wedding it looks perfect. If you are considering this place I would do that for sure.

  111. Perfect location for a wedding. In fact, it seems perfect for everything else too. I can just roam around or just lie down doing nothing amidst all that whiteness. There seem to be a lot of other options too for those who need a bit more activity but I will be happy with the beach itself.

  112. This is twenty minutes from us, and I have been there. It is as beautiful as it looks.

  113. 36th wedding anniversary sounds just awesome. You must plan it really well. Yes, go for a destination wedding. This place looks lovely and makes a perfect place to celebrate something so important. Just go for it!

  114. Beth Hargett says:

    Very beautiful!

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